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The Resource U.S. Lesh writings and letters

U.S. Lesh writings and letters

Label
U.S. Lesh writings and letters, 1925-1965, undated
Title
U.S. Lesh writings and letters
Inclusive dates
1925-1965, undated
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bulk of the collection consists of speeches and pamphlets written by U.S. Lesh. "Ex Parte Milligan," "A Knight of the Golden Circle," and "General James R. Slack: War Democrat" all deal with the Knights of the Golden Circle. "The Three Guards" is an educational play written by Lesh set during the Revolutionary War. There are also two letters written by Lesh to a Mr. or Dr. Kelley
Biographical or historical data
Ulysses Samuel Lesh was born on August 9, 1868, in Rock Creek Township, Wells County, Indiana. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1891. He then practiced law in Huntington, Indiana, periodically throughout his life. On June 27, 1894, he married Minnie Fulton with whom he had three sons, John M., Lex, and Joseph F. Lesh served as Huntington City Attorney (1902-1904) and Huntington County Attorney (1907-1909). He was a staunch Republican and spent time and money supporting the local party. From 1917 to 1921, Lesh served as Assistant Attorney General under Ele Stansbury. He was then elected Attorney General and served two terms (1922-1925). While Attorney General, Lesh succeeded in making the Indiana State Fair a state agency. After leaving office, he formed a law partnership with his two sons, practicing in Indianapolis until 1938. He then returned to Huntington where he resumed his former association with his younger brother, Eben Lesh. After his brother's death in 1955, U. S. Lesh continued to practice alone. In addition to his legal career, Lesh authored two books, A Knight of the Golden Circle (1911) and Three Profiteers (1934). He died on June 5, 1965. Founded in 1856, the original purpose of Knights of the Golden Circle was to create a new territory centered around Havana, Cuba, that would encompass Central America and a great deal of Mexico and the United States. The Knights were able to recruit Union soldiers during the Civil War to act as spies for the Confederacy. Among the Union spies was Lambdin P. Milligan, whose trial by military tribunal was to spur the famous Supreme Court decision Ex parte Milligan (1866). This decision affirmed the constitutional right of all citizens to be tried before a jury of their peers.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1868-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lesh, U. S.
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  • Milligan, Lambdin P
  • Slack, James R.
  • Knights of the Golden Circle
  • Indiana
  • Lawyers
  • Attorneys general
  • Authors
  • Law
  • United States
  • United States
  • Milligan, Lambdin P
  • Slack, James R.
  • Indiana
  • Knights of the Golden Circle
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Attorneys general
  • Authors
  • Law
  • Lawyers
  • Indiana
  • United States
Label
U.S. Lesh writings and letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2389
Instantiates
Note
Processing information: Colleciton processing completed 2006/04 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/10/30 by Laura Eliason
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552369
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212289
  • (OCoLC)247212289
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder
Label
U.S. Lesh writings and letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2389
Note
Processing information: Colleciton processing completed 2006/04 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/10/30 by Laura Eliason
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552369
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212289
  • (OCoLC)247212289
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder

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